If you have a wardrobe full of occasion dresses you’ve only worn once due to your fear of wearing the same outfit twice, it’s probably about time you became well-acquainted with the best designer dress dress hire shops in Melbourne. We’ve hunted down the top four spots where you can try on a bunch of gowns and borrow one for a fraction of the retail price… just ensure it’s returned after the weekend!
#1 Something Borrowed Melbourne
Where: 412 Church St, Richmond
Have a black tie or formal event coming up? Head into Something Borrowed’s Richmond emporium to find your special gown for the night. With labels like ae’lkemi, Grace & Heart, Elle Zeitoune and Alex Perry, the stylists are will help you a showstopper. All weekday visits are by appointment only, which sets them apart from other designer dress hire shops in Melbourne as it means they can provide a more personalised experience. Otherwise, you can drop past any time on Saturdays, but beware of a line in the dressing rooms!
#2 Style Theory
Where: 26a Garden St, South Yarra
If you’ve ever had your eyes on a statement Zimmermann, Thurley or Misha Collection outfit but can’t quite justify it at full price, Style Theory is your new best friend. The store is a curated collection of each season’s best-seller pieces – perfect for upcoming parties, birthdays, engagements or weddings. When it comes to race day, they’ve got you covered with Nerida Winter boaters, Viktoria Novak crowns and Christie Nicolaides, chandelier-like earrings.
Check our Sinead Ball in a Zimmermann piece:
Where: 36 Gipps Street, Collingwood (pick ups only)
Although a predominantly online business, Vestrr’s HQ is located just out of the CBD in Collingwood if you want to pick up your garment rather than have it posted out… Very handy if you’ve left things to Friday afternoon. With a mix of high end Australian designers plus some cult International labels such as For Love and Lemons and Realisation Par – there’s something for every occasion. If you weren’t already saving enough cash just from opting to hire; Vestrr also offers unlimited hires for a monthly fee of $79.95, what a win!
Check out Charley Aitchison in Talulah:
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#4 One Night Stand Boutique
Where: 131-133 Auburn Rd, Hawthorn
One Night Stand Boutique was established in Adelaide, and now has boutiques in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. Their collection includes stunning dresses and gowns all by Australian designers and even pieces that aren’t available for rent anywhere else – including emerging evening wear designer D’lelle. While you are there to pick up your outfit, why not book in to have your makeup done by Isabella Quinn who also bases her business out of the boutique.
Check our Dominque Chehade in a D’lelle gown:
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